Four Canadians named to ISA’s Elite Program

The ISA (International Sign Association) Elite Program, which provides education and networking to the next generation of sign, graphics and visual communications leaders, will be comprised of 36 participants from Canada and the United States this year. They’ll attend the ISA International Sign Expo 2018 March 22-24 in Orlando, Florida, where they’ll connect with each other, previous Elite members, the ISA Board of Directors, and 20,000 ISA Sign Expo attendees. They’ll also attend education sessions and visit the tradeshow floor. In addition to participation in the ISA Sign Expo, the 2018 class will gather in the fall for a leadership retreat at ISA’s offices in Alexandria, Virginia.

Lori Anderson.
Lori Anderson.

“The ISA Elite program brings a new level of energy to the ISA International Sign Expo and to the industry,” said Lori Anderson, ISA President and CEO. “Each class continues to prove that our industry is in great hands with the next generation. Their creativity and passion for the industry is infectious.”

The 2018 ISA Elite includes:

Amanda Hurley, Owner/VP Business Development, Ad Light Group, Denver, CO

Ashton Austin, Graphics Tech, Design Team Sign Company LLC, Savannah, TN

Betty Austin, National Account Manager, Signage-Solutions, Anaheim, CA

Britney Buel, Manager, Esco Pacific Signs, Rochester, WA

Cameron Gleason, Sign Consultant/Designer/Sales, G&S Sign Services, Oklahoma City, OK

Christopher Glanzman, Vice President of Operations, GDS Signs, Long Island City, NY

Clint Bradshaw, Sign and Lighting Sales, Canedy Sign, Whitewater, MO

Dario Giansante, Regional Sales Manager, Global Lux, Lachine, QC

David Buck, West Territory Sales Rep, Direct Sign Wholesale, Denver, CO

David Jones, Training Development Coordinator/Purchasing Relationship Manager, Young Electric Sign Company, Salt Lake City, UT

Derek Tobolski, Key Account Manager, North American Signs, Mishawaka, IN

Emily Butko, Graphic Designer/Marketing Manager, Signature Sign & Image, Niagara Falls, ON

Grant Walker, Franchise Business Consultant, FASTSIGNS International, Carrollton, TX

Greg Leaman, Owner, Leaman Signs, Mount Pearl, NL

Jenny Lewis, Sign Territory Manager, Graphic Solutions Group, Baton Rouge, LA

Jessica Brearley, Business Development Manager, NW Safety Signs & NW Custom Signs and Graphics, Bellingham, WA

Jessica Pirkle, VP Marketing, Principal LED, San Angelo, TX

Jim Bowen, Lead Installer/Schedule Manager, All-Right Sign, Inc., Steger, IL

Joe Lupton, Sales Rep and Consultant, Yorston & Associates, Dublin, OH

John Kaiser, Sales Representative, Inpro Corporation, Muskego, WI

Kelsey Dalton, Co-Owner and Operations Manager, Heart & Bone Signs, Chicago, IL

Kristin Meza, Project Manager, Vixxo Sign & Lighting, Houston, TX

Lauren Harbour, Vice President, Vistex Graphics, LLC, Houston, TX

Leslie Wescott, Territory Manager, EBSCO Signs & Displays, Sarasota, FL

Matthew Disalvatore, VP/Sales, Creative Signs Inc., Orlando, FL

Matthew Lavery, Partner Paint Specialist, Spectra Advertising, Concord, ON

Natalia Camacho, Business Development Director, Kalisign USA LLC, Wilmington, DE

Oliver Cunningham, Project Manager, Magnify Signs LLC, Englewood, CO

Stewart Curtis, President, Component Signage, Inc., High Point, NC

Taylor Allen, Installation Coordinator, Allen Industries, Greensboro, NC

Taylor Blanchett-O’Donnell, Client Support, Blanchett Neon Ltd., Edmonton, AB

Travis Popp, Co-Founder, Ally Wholesale Signs, LLC, New Braunfels, TX

Trey Watts, Estimating/Program Manager, Springfield Sign, Springfield, MO

Walida Faruq, Project Manager, Acorn Sign Graphics, Richmond, VA

Zac Martin, Senior Account Manager, Altec Industries, St Louis, MO

Zach Wenger, Project Manager, Lemberg Electric, Brookfield, WI

The ISA International Sign Expo 2018 will be held March 22–24, with education starting on March 21, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Registration is currently open at



Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.